in virginia today where polls show a very close race. whereas president obama returned to the campaign trail in benefits. >> he says that he's the candidate of change. well, let me tell you, wisconsin we know what change looks like. and what the governor is offering, sure ain't change. >> new york's mayor michael bloomberg endorsed president obama for election. the -- climate change. and criticized mitt romney's visiting stance on global warming. consumer confidence jumped last month to its highest level in five years. the conference board research group says that its confidence index rose just above 72, has given consumers a sunnier economic outlook. the index stood at 68 points in september. ninety points is considered a sign of a healthy economy. >>> that report combined with a boost last month in private sector jobs -- the dow industrial gained 136, nasdaq rose by 42, the s.m.p. had its best day in six weeks. shares in -- after hours training. profits for the social networking giant came in above forecast. the company also boosted its projected revenues. shares are up 7% from the market'